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William Byrd – The Great Service
Choir of St. Luke in the Fields
David Shuler, Music Director
Thursday, October 24 at 8 p.m.
7 p.m. – lecture by Dr. Sarah Davies
The Church of St. Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson Street
William Byrd’s monumental Great Service is often described as the “crown jewel” of Anglican sacred music. It is one of his most magnificent creations, awesome in scale and hugely demanding, with intricate and complex ten-part polyphony. The program will also include psalms, anthems and organ works by Byrd.